Greece Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Greece for Gay travellers

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Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated gay travel guide, to help you easily plan your next gay holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top gay bars, gay events, and other gay hots-pots, as well as gay-friendly Hotels to stay!


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Gay Greece Travel Guide | A Mediterranean Gem!

For many gay travellers, Gay Greece is related to a certain island, which is not other than Mykonos. Gay life in Greece, whatsoever, is much more than that. Greece has been developed so much the last years, that it is actually enlisted among the most liberal countries in Southeast Europe.

The Greek gay community enjoys the majority of the gay rights, including cohabitation, while it's fully protected by the government. Overall, Greek people are gay-friendly and familiar with gay lifestyle (especially in Athens and Mykonos), however, the older generations are not that open-minded yet.

The active gay community of Greece has led to the creation of a vivid gay scene in many major destinations, while its reputation among the gay travelers has been highly increased the last years. It's also a popular stop for various gay cruises as well as Europe's gay mecca for summer holidays. Let's discover some of the most gay-popular destinations in Greece.

Athens is a wonderful city to spend your gay holidays during winter and early spring. The city is home to numerous gay places, which usually get pretty crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. On the other days, like Sundays and Mondays, the gay clubs organize some special nights like Greek Mondays and Drag Sundays.

Mykonos... Well, Greece is not only about Mykonos, but we would be lying if we said that Mykonos is not a must-visit gay destination. Mykonos has stolen the heart of every gay traveler that has visited it, either we are referring to gay couples or single gay travelers. Mykonos transforms into a big gay hotspot every summer, so you will find gay men everywhere. Elia Beach and Jackie Oare the most popular gay hotspots!

Crete might not be a very popular gay destination, however, based on its annual visitors, it could easily host more gay travelers than Mykonos. The local gay scene of Crete is pretty unorganized, while the local gay community is discreet. Cretan destinations like Heraklion and Chania attract the majority of the gay travelers, making them must-visit during summer!

Santorini might not be a popular destination for its thriving gay scene, however, gay couples are in love with it. It's not difficult to guess why, Santorini is among the most romantic destinations around the world to spend your honeymoon, no matter your sexuality. The elegant and romantic atmosphere of Santorini makes it an absolute "no" for single gay travelers!

Thessaloniki is the 2nd largest city in Greece, however, its gay scene is pretty discreet and underground. There are a couple of gay bars in the city's center while Thessaloniki is the home of the first transvestite bar in Greece. You will find gay men all over the city, especially in the unique and cozy cafe bistros in the city's center.

Islands like CorfuSyros, and Lesbos might not feature an organized gay life, only being the home to one, two or even none gay bars, however, gay travelers, especially Greeks, tend to visit them frequently for summer holidays. The majority of these islands have nudists beaches which are frequented by their gay visitors, while, in some of them, you might even find gay-only beaches!

Talking about Greece, we could not but refer to its Mediterranean Atmosphere, Golden Sun, and Crystal-Blue Gay beaches. There are actually numerous gay beaches around Greece, while the areas with no exclusively gay beaches usually feature a nudist beach that attracts mainly gay audiences. Limanakia in Athens is among the popular gay beaches in Greece!

Regarding the gay events in GreeceXLsior is definitely the most popular one, taking place in Mykonos while attracting many Gay Instagram "Celebrities". Moreover, the Gay Prides of Greece have peaked the interest of the gay locals, while many men from Europe visit Greece to support the gay community as well. The top gay Prides in Greece take place in AthensThessalonikiPatra, and Heraklion.

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The Best Gay-Friendly Hotels & Resorts in Greece

Whether you are visiting gay Greek islands and cities or alternative destinations in Greece, you will find amazing gay-friendly hotels close to popular gay hotspots as well as spectacular resorts to relax by the beach! Greece might not be a gay's paradise everywhere, and there are not many exclusively gay hotels, but there are places, cities, beaches and islands that a gay traveler can really feel relaxed and welcomed. Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide, as every year it welcomes more than 12 million tourists, placing it among the top ranked countries on the World Tourism Organization’s list. 

Find below the best hotels and resorts for Gay Holidays in Greece!

Gay Tips

The most popular online meeting platform in Greece is Planet Romeo, while Grindr and Scruff are the most famous gay mobile apps.

Thessaloniki is a city that excels in architecture and style. Gay Life in Thessaloniki is much different from the other major gay destinations in Greece.

Santorini has the perfect setting for your gay honeymoon or romantic trips. It is packed with romantic activities to do while watching the sunset in Santorini is a once-in–a-lifetime experience.

Lesvos island has a more relaxed environment attracting mainly lesbian audiences. Everything in this island is gay-friendly and you will meet gay couples almost everywhere.

Crete is a popular destination for gay holidays in Greece with several gay beaches and myriad of gay-friendly hotels and resorts ranging from budget to luxurious options.

Athens welcomes thousands of Gay & Lesbian visitors throughout the year. Hosting gay bars, clubs, restaurants, saunas and everything that the traveler can look for when visiting a major city.

Mykonos is the island-beacon of the gay tourism. There is not a single gay traveler around the world who has not heard of Mykonos and it’s not weird at all. It features an organized gay life including several gay venues like gay cafes, bars, clubs, cabarets, beaches and more while it’s the center of several gay parties, especially in Summer.

The majority of the gay & lesbian rights have been granted to the local LGBT community including civil unions, military service & the right to change gender. There are also anti-discrimination laws.

The level of Gay Acceptance in Greece has never been so high. Greeks seem to have progressed a lot the last few years and homosexuality is no longer a taboo theme to discuss.


Places & Things to do
for Gay travellers


Rimondi Fountain

sightseeing , kids entertainment


Ababa Bar

cocktails & mixology drinks , coffee & drinks , gay friendly


Efkaliptos Bar

coffee & drinks , cocktails & mixology drinks , quick meals


Eleftherias Square

sightseeing , kids entertainment


To Paradosiako Tavern

traditional recipes , local cuisine


Lake Kournas

eco friendly , kids entertainment


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How to get there

  • By car
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Move around

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  • Metro
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Ideal for

  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Sightseeing
  • Island hopping
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Beach holidays
  • Shopping
  • Relaxation in nature
  • Road trip
  • Couples holidays
  • Family holidays
  • Art & culture
  • Beach parties
  • Local gastronomy
  • Luxury holidays
  • Exotic holidays
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving

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